For more than 25 years, I have worked with individuals and organizations to implement strategies for growth. My career began in the television industry where, after a brief period in network television and commercial production, I became one of the pioneers in the application of videotape and multimedia in corporate communications.
In 1974, I started my first business, producing and packaging training and communications programs for some of the leading companies in the US. During this exciting time, I had the privilege of learning from some of the top executives in the world of business. Realizing that success was as much internal work as outer action, I became interested in philosophy and spirituality and began a lifelong study of these subjects.
In 1987, after a personal meltdown (a nice way of saying "crash and burn":-) I began rebuilding my life and continued my quest for knowledge. I became a self-help "junkie," devouring every book and audio I could find. I began applying these ideas and started seeing significant changes in my life. Wanting to share what I had learned, I began writing my Jim's Jems newsletter and newspaper and magazine articles.
In 1992, recognizing a need for a publication to provide training and information to the local business community, I began the Small Business Gazette, which later became the Bucks County Business Journal. In addition, my articles and columns have been published in numerous personal growth and business magazines and newsletters and continue to do so today.
As a result of applying these ideas and techniques to my own life, I have risen to a position of international recognition as an author, seminar leader and coach. I have, as they say, "Walked my talk." Seeing the results in my own life, I was inspired to write and publish my first book, the original version of Handbook to a Happier Life, which quickly became a worldwide success. This caused a major shift in my life and my work. I have since gone on to write five books.
Jim Donovan's Books:
|Handbook To A Happier Life|
|This Is Your Life, Not A Dress Rehearsal|